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Providing US citizens with a searchable compendium of all legislation

Lawmakers attempt to pass hundreds of bills and laws annually. Understanding what each piece of legislation means, who is promoting it, and how it will impact people's lives can be daunting even to a well informed citizen.

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Providing US citizens with a searchable compendium of all legislation

Lawmakers attempt to pass hundreds of bills and laws annually. Understanding what each piece of legislation means, who is promoting it, and how it will impact people's lives can be daunting even to a well informed citizen.
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Access to a non-partisan site that helps voters to learn more about the issues they care about, connect with others with similar views, and learn how to take action could encourage involvement of citizens at every level of government. Communities who know who is representing them and what they represent are more likely to turn out to vote and take action.

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OpenCongress brings together official data on bills, legislators, committees, votes, and campaign finance in the US Congress since 2005, to provide citizens with a fully searchable compendium of all legislation, and profiles of every senator and representative

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